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Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

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Are you interested in learning more about adolescents? 

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence might be for you!

This interdisciplinary certificate is intended to provide broad background in the area of adolescence and is offered through Northern Illinois University’s Collaborative on Early Adolescence. The certificate is designed to complement undergraduate course work in a variety of majors, including the psychology major. The certificate program is open to all NIU undergraduates who maintain a good academic standing in the university. 

Participants in the certificate program should contact Dr. Mounts early in the certificate program for advising. 

Contact:
Dr. Nina Mounts
Phone: (815)753-6968
Email: nmounts@niu.edu

Courses

Requirements include 12 hours of coursework.

One Core Course:
EPS 307 (3) Development of the Adolescent - Offered Spring 2014
EPS 406 (3) Issues in Human Development and Learning in the Middle School & High School Years - Offered Spring 2014
PSYC 424 (3) Adolescent Development

One Group One Course:
*EPS 307 (3) Development of the Adolescent - Offered Spring 2014
*EPS 406 (3) Issues in Human Development and Learning in the Middle School & High School Years - Offered Spring 2014
EPS 419 (3) The Middle School Child - Offered Spring 2014
LTLA 363 (3) Young Adult Literature in a Multicultural Society
PHHE 404 (3) Drug Education - Offered Spring 2014
PHHE 406 (3) Sexuality Education - Offered Spring 2014
PHHE 408 (3) Mental and Emotional Health - Offered Spring 2014
*PSYC 424 (3) Adolescent Development
SOCI 488 (3) Juvenile Delinquency
TLCI 422 (3) Middle School Organization and Structure - Offered Spring 2014
WOMS 332 (3) Growing Up Female - Offered Spring 2014
*May be counted toward Group One if not used for the core.

One Group Two Course related to adolescent development:
**EPS 492 (1-3) Special Topics in Educational Psychology
FCNS 489 (3) Topical Issues in Family and Child Studies
HIST 473 (3) Topics in Women’s History
KNPE 399 (3) Youth Development through Physical Activity - NEW! Offered Spring 2014
**PHHE 472 (1-3) Current Issues: Health Education
PSYC 495 (3) Seminar in Special Topics
WOMS 430 (3) Special Topics in Women’s Studies - Offered Spring 2014
**Students must take this course for 3 semester hours.

One Additional Course from Group One or Group Two.

The certificate worksheet is a tool to track coursework and progress toward the certificate.  The Spring 2014 Courses lists the courses being offered in Spring 2014 for the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence.

Related Links

Overview of the Certificate program - 3 minute presentation - Flash required

Requirements of the Certificate program - 3 minute presentation - Flash required

Worksheet: Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

NEW! Spring 2014 Course: KNPE399 Youth Development through Physical Activity

Spring 2014 Courses: Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

Spring 2014 Class Schedule: Details can be found here

Fall 2013 Courses: Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

Summer 2013 Courses: Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

Spring 2013 Courses: Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

Spring 2013: EPS492 Coming of Age in Literature and Film